LAWRENCE H. BIGNEY
DOVER-FOXCROFT - Lawrence H. Bigney, 91, husband of Marion (Tilton) Bigney, died peacefully at home, Dec. 12, 2001. He was born Jan. 16, 1910, in Brockton, Mass., the son of Albert and Abbie (Hartford) Bigney.He graduated from Brockton High School, where he played on their first ice hockey team, and from Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he was captain of the rifle team. Early in his life, he founded the Nearby Egg Cooperative in Easton, Mass. He owned and operated Bulldog Camps in Jackman. Later, he worked for M.L. Coffin and Co. and in 1962, he purchased and operated Dover Auto Parks in Dover-Foxcroft for 20 years. He was an active Mason and a member of St. Andrews Lodge No. 83 AF & AM in Bangor, Anah Temple Shrine, Tri-County Shrine and Valley of Portland Masonic Temple. He was a member of the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church. He led an active life as a sportsman and was a member of NRA, Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, and the Penobscot Fish and Game Club.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marion of Dover-Foxcroft; a stepson, Norman Higgins and his wife, Helen of Dover-Foxcroft; two grandchildren, Mark Andrew Higgins of Quincy, Mass., Dr. Leigh Ann Higgins and her husband, John Schultzel of Portland; two great-grandchildren, Molly Higgins and MacDonald Lawrence Higgins. He will be remembered by a very special friend, Howard Leland of Dover-Foxcroft. Lawrence was predeceased by a son, Brian.
Friends are invited to call 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2001, at the Lary Funeral Home, Dover-Foxcroft, where Masonic services will be said at 6:30 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Rural Grove Cemetery.
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